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Ribchester Roman Museum

Ribchester Roman Museum Riverside | Ribchester, Preston PR3 3XS, England
+44 1254 878261
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One of my very favourite museums

This is a gorgeous little museum in an amazing setting. I have been a couple of times over the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
katiebx1
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London, United Kingdom
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Beautiful location, interesting museum

Ribchester Museum lies on the River Ribble and is full of history and in a lovely setting. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
goodaird
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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The museum contains informative and colourful displays about the prehistory and Roman history of Ribchester, using many archaeological finds from the site, including coins, sculpture and metalwork. There are also remains of the Roman fort and baths outside the museum. Regular events and temporary exhibitions take place throughout the year. Pre-booked guided tours and educational visits can be arranged by email. Our next event is Iron Age Day on Sunday 10th September 2017. Come and find out about life in Celtic Britain!
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  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ribchester Roman Museum Riverside | Ribchester, Preston PR3 3XS, England
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+44 1254 878261
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous little museum in an amazing setting. I have been a couple of times over the years and always spot something new. Its well laid out with some lovely material which really gets to the heart of Roman life bringing the past...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ribchester Museum lies on the River Ribble and is full of history and in a lovely setting. The museum is next to the church, it is welcoming and attractive and there are some interesting Roman objects, as well as evidence of excavations. The curator's knowledge...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

museum is quite small but full of interesting information and artefacts. No one at home when I visited but you can put your £3 entrance in a box and wander in on your own. Do not think I would drive out here just for the...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

It is undoubtably an important centre for Roman study. Loved the outside existing remains though I am sure with investment it could be much more. Roman students will see the context of this important site but it can be lost on the general observer. I...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I visited the museum as part of an educational trip with the school I work at. The museum is well laid out and very informative - it also has an education room where the children can dress up as a Roman and wield replica swords!...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I attended with a school and cannot praise Patrick, the museum curator enough; he kept the children engaged and was so knowledgeable. I learnt so much about the history of Ribchester. So fascinating; I will definitely be returning with my family to explore the museum...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The museum is only small so we were not sure what to expect especially as it only cost £3 per adult to enter. We were amazed at how much was packed into such a small place and the way it was laid out made it...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

It is well worth the short detour to visit the museum, only a few minutes off the A59 north of Blackburn. Parking is easy in the village then it is a short stroll to this museum next to the church. A lot of money has...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This small, intimate museum is very well presented. Combined with it's true location with outdoor ruins and local history, this is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the beautiful part if the world!

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Had a lovely hour here. The man who welcomed us was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Spoke to my 7 year old who was inspired. Lots of interesting facts both of the area and the Romans.

Thank Sandra C
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